Won't processing pickles in a boiling water bath make them soft?
For safety, all pickles must be processed. Some pickles can be kept firmer by using a low-temperature pasteurization treatment instead of a boiling-water process. Refer to GH 1457, "In a Pickle," for specific information.
Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009